We investigate pseudogap phenomena in the unitarity limit of a trapped superfluid Fermi gas. Including effect of strong pairing fluctuations within a T-matrix approximation, as well as effects of a harmonic trap within the local density approximation (LDA), we calculate the local superfluid density of states below the superfluid phase transition temperature Tc. We show that the spatial region where single-particle excitations are dominated by the pseudogap may still exist even below Tc, due to inhomogeneous pairing fluctuations caused by the trap potential. From the temperature dependence of the pseudogapped density of states, we identify the pseudogap regime of the unitarity Fermi gas with respect to the temperature and spatial position. We also show that the combined T-matrix theory with the LDA can quantitatively explain the local pressure which was recently observed in the unitarity limit of a 6Li Fermi gas.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Issue number||PART 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2011 - Beijing, China|
Duration: 2011 Aug 10 → 2011 Aug 17
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)